And many believed in him there.John 10:42
The above verse is so simple that we might tend to read right on past it. It contains a key truth, however.
In this passage we learn that a great number of people became followers of Jesus after He had crossed over the Jordan and remained there for a period of time. These people believed He was their Messiah because of the signs He performed and the words that He spoke.
We don’t have Jesus physically with us today like the people in biblical days did. How then can we get to the point where we also believe?
The answer lies in the Holy Spirit. He convicts us of our sin nature and lays it on our heart that we need Jesus for our salvation.
Without the work of the Spirit, we would never reach the point where we feel empty without Jesus. It is the Spirit’s interaction that allows us to see that we need Jesus. Those who have never felt the conviction of the Spirit do not fully understand that their lives are not complete without Jesus.
That’s why I’m thankful for the Holy Spirit’s work. He is the Teacher and Comforter who prepares our hearts to accept Jesus into our lives. He is who made it possible for all those people to believe in Jesus as described in John 10:42.
Without a push, a slight nudge from the Spirit to let Jesus into our lives, we’ll never do it on our own.
If you’ve already believed in the Lordship of Jesus and accepted Him as your savior—congratulations! You’re part of the family of God and will live with Him for all eternity.
However, if you’ve never taken time to really think about Jesus and what He did for you by suffering and dying, then there’s no better time than now.
The Father loves us so much that He sent Jesus to earth in human form so that He could ultimately pay the price of salvation for every man, woman, and child.
You have to accept Him, however. Just like the masses of people who allowed Jesus into their lives while He was physically walking the earth, we have to do the same.
He’s still alive today. Right now, He is sitting at the right hand of the Father inviting you to let Him be Lord of your life.
Doing so will put you right with God. It’s the only way. Works won’t set the record straight between you and the Father. Giving money away won’t do it either.
The only path to eternal salvation is through Jesus. Won’t you invite Him into your life?